Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly said that the absence of Test captain Virat Kohli will not affect the team. India is expected to have a high-voltage clash with arch-rivals Pakistan on Wednesday after they face off against Hong Kong on Tuesday.
— Hasim Khan (@HeyBeingHasim) September 18, 2018
India currently has a 6-5 win-loss record against Pakistan from the 12 encounters they’ve had in the continental events. During a promotional event, Ganguly said it will be neck and neck, 50-50 contest.
India does have a higher chance of winning given that India has won the title six times as opposed to the two times Pakistan won it.
— Cricking (@CricKingApp) September 17, 2018
Many questions have risen due to the absence of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma filling in as Captain. Regardless, Ganguly believes Virat’s absence will not be a factor as team India are the better side.
— India Fantasy (@india_fantasy) September 18, 2018
The last time India played Pakistan was during the Champion’s Trophy finals. This was where the boys in blue lost by a huge margin of 180 runs. Before facing their arch-rivals, India will have to face Hong Kong on Tuesday. The day after on Wednesday, India and Pakistan will reignite their war.